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Photo Essay: Stunning Scenes from California’s Central Coast (HQ)

I love summer road trips. And this is one of North America’s best—San Francisco to L.A. via California’s famous Pacific Coast Highway.

In This California Photo Essay You Will Discover:

  • Outdoorsy Destinations
  • Urban Fun
  • Sandy Beach Getaways
  • Delicious Wines
  • And More!

A full tank of gas and open road ahead. Goosebumps. It’s summer, and it’s time to hit the road. Welcome to a tour down one of my all-time favourite road trips: California’s Pacific Coast Highway, from San Francisco to Los Angeles.

I’ve written a detailed itinerary HERE and outlined some outdoorsy stopovers HERE. Plus, there’s even more HERE and HERE.

Quick advice? Spend a few days in both Carmel-by-the-Sea and Pismo Beach. Schedule twice as much time for San Francisco as L.A. Rent a car from an agency that doesn’t charge one-way drop fees (I used Alamo). Book hotel rooms with kitchenettes—fresh produce is plentiful throughout. Turn off your phone. Be flexible. Drink wine. Drive safe.

Let your mind wander and follow California’s stunning Highway 1 in photos. Starting in San Francisco, here is a week well spent in the Golden State:

san-fran-fog-city

san-fran-castro

monterey-pacific-grove

monterey-aquarium

carmel-beach-surf

big-sur

pacific-coast-highway-california

pismo-beach

pismo-pier

pismo-beach-cruiser

pismo-beach-pelican

celifornia-winery

neverland-ranch

channel-islands_CA

channel-islands-ca-santa-cruz

channel-islands-kayak

ventura-harbor

bugatti-mullen

friends-tv-set

WB-studio

hollywood-star-scorsese

muscle-beach-CA

 

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About the author: David Webb is a Vancouver, BC-based travel writer, photographer and magazine editor.

5 comments… add one
  • Deepshikha M Jan 10, 2016

    Beautiful pictures

  • Tina Jul 28, 2015

    Awesome pictures indeed. Love it.

  • Jafar Jul 11, 2015

    Awesome pics!

  • Jay Long Jun 26, 2015

    Great post with awesome images. Well done!

  • John Jun 25, 2015

    What a gorgeous place! I wouldn’t mind to be in that beach with a drink and a good book right now.

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